This is Biography Craig David born in Southampton on May 5, 1981, he discovered as a child that he had an unquestionable predisposition for music, so much so that he spent his days scribbling lyrics and melodies in a notebook and watching his father bassist rehearsing with his reggae band.
At the age of 13, he managed to convince his mother, who would have preferred to see him studying, to buy him a DJ table and at 14 he found a job at a local pirate radio station, PCRS 106.5 FM.
In the early 90s he met Mark Hill and it was thanks to his collaboration that the R&B version of the single Rewind became a huge success in 2000, thanks to which the UK garage began to make a name for itself worldwide. His success was noticed by the talent scouts of Wildstar, an independent record company, who immediately offered him a contract.
The single Fill me in, a few days after release, goes straight to number 1 on the charts, making Craig David the youngest (only 19 years old) British soloist to find himself in that position alone.
This is followed by 7 Days which anticipates the release of his debut album, Born to Do It, in September 2000. Towards the end of 2000 the young man won 6 nominations (a record) at the Mobo Awards (the UK black music awards). Also in Italy the passion for this young man begins to spread.
In February 2001, Craig receives his first disappointment: from the 6 nominations for the Brit Awards (he is the most nominated artist), he fails to win even one award.
But what the critics take away, he is given back in an impeccable way by the public. His concerts are sold out, crowded with people of all ages. Born to Do It sells 7 million copies, becomes a platinum and multi-platinum record in more than 20 countries around the world, and attracts the praise of his colleagues including Elton John, Bono, Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Usher, Missy Elliott, and Beyoncé, most of whom are his youth idols.
In October 2002, Craig returned to the scene with the single What’s your flava, a contagious song of p-funk and rap, with sensually metallic vocals. Shortly after, the album Slicker Than Your Average, influenced by the heavy bass sound of R&B and even more urban than the previous one, is released, with a special guest: Sting, who sings with him Rise & fall, based on the former Police’s Shape of my heart.
The third album, released in August 2005, is called The Story Goes… and includes the summer hit All the way and the subsequent singles Don’t love you no more (I’m sorry) and Unbelievable.
In 2007 the myth returns, the new single is titled Hot Stuff (already a European success), out on November 5th and included in the CD released on November 12th 2007 titled Trust Me. The second single from Trust Me is Six of One Thing, followed by Officially yours and She’s on fire.
On 31st October 2008 Walking away, a duet with Nek, will be released in Italy and will be included in the first Greatest Hits to be released on 24th November, containing the greatest hits of the British artist’s career. On November 17, 2008, the unpublished Insomnia, also included in the Greatest Hits, will be released.
2001 – Born to Do It
2002 – Slicker Than Your Average
2005 – The Story Goes…
2007 – Trust Me
2010 – Signed Sealed Delivered
2016 – Following My Intuition
2018 – The Time Is Now
2008 – Greatest Hits
2017 – Rewind – The Collection
1999 – Re-Rewind (The Crowd Say Bo Selecta) (con Artful Dodger)
1999 – Woman Trouble (con Artful Dodger e Robbie Craig)
2000 – Fill Me In
2000 – 7 Days
2000 – Walking Away
2001 – Rendezvous
2002 – What’s Your Flava?
2003 – Hidden Agenda
2003 – Rise & Fall (con Sting)
2003 – Spanish
2003 – World Filled With Love
2004 – You Don’t Miss Your Water (‘Til The Well Runs Dry)
2005 – All The Way
2005 – Don’t Love You No More (I’m Sorry)
2006 – Unbelievable
2007 – This Is The Girl (con Kano)
2007 – Hot Stuff (Let’s Dance)
2008 – 6 Of 1 Thing
2008 – Officially Yours
2008 – Where’s Your Love (con Rita Ora e Tinchy Stryder)
2008 – Insomnia
2010 – Do It On My Own (con Remady)
2010 – One More Lie (Standing in the Shadows)
2010 – All Alone Tonight (Stop, Look, Listen)
2012 – Our Love (con Stereo Palma)
2012 – Sex In The Bathroom (con Timati)
2012 – Bits ‘N Pieces (con Dim Chris e Rosette)
2012 – Addicted (con DJ Assad, Mohombi e Greg Parys)
2013 – Discoball (con Kaya)
2015 – When The Bassline Drops (con Big Narstie)
2016 – Who Am I (con Katy B e Major Lazer)
2016 – Nothing Like This (con Blonde)
2016 – One More Time
2016 – Ain’t Giving Up (con Sigala)
2016 – No Holding Back (con Hardwell)
2016 – All We Needed
2016 – Bang Bang (con DJ Fresh, Diplo, R.City e Selah Sue)
2017 – Heartline (UK #24)
2017 – I Know You (con Bastille)
2019 – Do You Miss Me Much